It’s ‘Play Ball’ for Belmar-Avon-Lake Como Little Leaguers

Under crystal blue skies, the Belmar-Avon-Lake Como Little League kicks off this morning on Main Street, Lake Como. Credits: Cathy Goetz
Gavin Anderson, 6, of Belmar arrives at the Belmar-Avon-Lake Como Little League with his parents, Joi and Andre. Credits: Cathy Goetz
Four-year-old Jack Ross of Belmar is all decked out — glove and all — for his Belmar-Avon-Lake Como Little League debut. Credits: Cathy Goetz
Members of the Tigers girls’ softball team were happy to be together for the opening of the Belmar-Avon-Lake Como Little League season. The team is coached by Mando Cordero of Belmar. Credits: Cathy Goetz
Eight-year-old Shane Smith of Lake Como and mom Julie get ready for the Belmar-Avon-Lake Como Little League Opening Day Parade. Credits: Cathy Goetz

LAKE COMO, NJ — Belmar-Avon-Lake Como Little Leaguers stepped it up this morning for their season’s Annual Opening Day Parade. The youngsters, their coaches and family members gathered at Main Street and 18th Avenue in Lake Como and then marched to their fields on 22nd Avenue, where opening ceremonies were held.

Some 80 youngsters are part of the league, which consists of boys’ baseball and girls’ softball teams, with players ranging in age from 4 to 14. Now in its 52nd year, the league is seeking business sponsorships and donations to help fund uniforms and equipment. Visit its Facebook page for details.

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